March 31, 2015   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
ideastream Home
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9

Science and Happy Accidents

The Sound of Ideas
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet

What do GPS and penicillin have in common? Both were unexpected results of scientific research. The mathematical framework for computer programming grew out of research on astronomy. Scientists learned how to build a microwave oven as they researched radar during World War II. John us a look at happy accidents that have revolutionized our lives. Originally aired 12/9/13.


Colin McLarty, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Mathematics Case Western Reserve University
Dante Centuori, director of creative productions, Great Lakes Science Center
Howard Ross, PhD, Associate director, NASA Glenn Research Center

Tags List

Ohio Channel On-Demand Video